cholera vibrio


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cholera vibrio

[′käl·ə·rə ′vib·rē‚ō]
(microbiology)
Vibrio comma, the bacterium that causes cholera.
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As regards the cholera vibrio that could survive in water and environment, they are submitted to a rigorous control by the Health Ministry's competent departments.
John Snow's use of early epidemiologic tools to associate cholera deaths with water from the Broad Street pump, Louis Pasteur's development of vaccines, and Robert Koch's discovery of tubercle bacillus and the cholera vibrio all get their deserved attention; Florence Nightingale's use of numerical data to demonstrate improvements in patient hygiene comes as a pleasant surprise.
At the same time, she recognizes cholera as a biological phenomenon, as defined and analyzed by modern bacteriology and epidemiology, and wishes to accord it a status as an independent historical agency; she at least implies that French social history would have been recognizably different if the cholera vibrio had not arrived on French soil.